Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Becomes "Sanctuary Diocese"

From Los Angeles-

Declaring itself a “Sanctuary Diocese” the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has adopted a comprehensive resolution calling on its congregations and institutions to provide “material and pastoral support for those targeted by hate due to immigration status or some perceived status of difference.”

The Reverend Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena said, “The strong stand for human rights the Sanctuary resolution represents is nothing new for All Saints Church or for the Diocese of Los Angeles. But it is in moments like these — when those rights come under direct attack — that it becomes literally a life or death matter for that stand to be made unequivocally clear. In this season, we remember that God became human as one who was marginalized, targeted, and oppressed. For the Church to stand anywhere else but with those whom God became would be blasphemy and an utter betrayal of the Gospel.”

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